We all know that Patrick Dempsey has a passion for racing cars, and perhaps one day, when Grey's Anatomy goes off the air, he should also consider a career in fragrance-making. Fresh off the success of his first scent, Unscripted, Patrick's sophomore fragrance, Patrick Dempsey 2 ($30), has just been released. And that's not all. "We definitely have the next one we’re working on, and it’s almost completed. I’m really excited about going out with the third one, and the concept behind that, as well," the longtime actor told me in our one-on-one interview. To find out what I thought about 2, which pays tribute to the relationship he has with his wife, Jillian, just keep reading.
Back in college, passing the bottle around was an entirely different experience, but at Sugar HQ, passing the bottle around means we're all getting a whiff of the latest celebrity fragrance. The unanimous decision? 2 is a hit. While Patrick told me he aims to make his scents unisex, we all thought it skewed more toward the male crowd. With that said, it would still wear well on a woman in a sexy-cool kind of way, particularly as the scent settles and mellows into the skin over time.
The juice, which is more heady and less floral than Unscripted, opens up with notes of saffron, mandarin, and nutmeg, making for a spicy, bright introduction; middle notes of green fig, cistus, and spiced wood accord lend to its softly sweet and herbaceous undertones; and olibanum, patchouli, guaiac wood, and skin musk accord all provide somewhat of a lingering, subtle balsamic element with a woodsy backbone. While it's hard not to compare Patrick's two fragrances, 2 is richer and deeper than Unscripted. It's earthier, yet still has plenty of vivacious and fresh qualities that keep it from being too bold and overpowering. It's sensual without an over-the-top, look-at-me kind of sexiness, and in my book, that's a good thing. Until we meet again, Patrick . . .